Bodycote, headquartered in Macclesfield, UK, has announced the opening of a new facility in the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham, Yorkshire, UK, to support the aerospace and power generation markets in the UK and Europe.
Simon Blantern, Vice President of Sales Europe for Bodycote’s Aerospace, Defence & Energy heat treatment division, stated, “This investment demonstrates Bodycote’s continuing commitment to align resources to serve both the aerospace and power generation markets.”
With more than 180 accredited facilities in 23 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of heat treating and specialist thermal processing services. Through classical heat treatment and specialist technologies including Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Bodycote improves the properties of metals and alloys, extending the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defence, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, construction, medical and transportation.
The new facility will be fully operational in 2018 and offer a number of heat treatment processes. The company plans to obtain major OEM approvals, along with Nadcap accreditation.